Jason Alexander, the former star of hit TV series Seinfeld took to Twitter on Monday to attack the right to own guns following the Friday massacre of 12 people in Aurora, Colorado. After James Holmes killed his 12 victims and injured 59 others Alexander used the TwitLonger service to send out a long tweet that has divided many Twitter users who either support or fight against gun control.
“@IJasonAlexander:I cannot understand support for legality of the kind of weapon in this massacre. It’s a military weapon.why should it be in non- mil hands?’
That initial tweet received a flurry of positive and negative responses which led Alexander to argue that guns were meant to arm militias and not private citizens. Alexander wrote:
“The advocates of guns who claim patriotism and the rights of the 2nd Amendment – are they in well-regulated militias? For the vast majority – the answer is no.”
Alexander than went after a group he called “absolutists” which he says described:
“Ideologues from both sides, but mostly from the far right who swear allegiance to unelected officials … that are to obstruct every possible act of governance, even the ones they support or initiate. Whose political and social goal is to marginalize the other side, vilify and isolate them with the hope that they will surrender, go away or die out.”
The actors biggest controversial statement however might be his claim that gun rights advocated are terrorists, he says of the”absolutists” he called out earlier:
“They hold the only truth, everyone else is dangerous. Ever meet a terrorist that doesn’t believe that? Just asking.”
It should be noted that Jason Alexander is only attacking assault rifles in his rant and not the control of all gun rights such as hand guns and shotguns.
Whether you agree with the Jason Alexander gun control argument or not one thing is for certain, with yet another shooting in Colorado that claimed the life of many people the gun control debate will likely once again be in full swing for a long time to come.